Month: April 2014

At least 70 injured in train accident

At least 70 passengers were injured in the train accident at Pothuhera, Kurunegala this morning, the Police said. Four of the injured were in serious condition, hospital sources said….

Over 33 kg of gold smuggled from Sri Lanka seized in India

Gold weighing 33.453 kg and worth Indian Rs. 10 million seized by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in a raid on an apartment at Triplicane, India. Two youths were arrested. The gold was smuggled from Sri Lanka….

Over 20 injured in train accident

At least 20 passengers were injured when Vavuniya bound inter-city train collided with Matara bound train at Pothuhera, Kurunegala, this morning, police said….

E01 bus fares to remain at reduced rates

The reduced fares on buses plying along the Southern Expressway will not be changed, Chairman of the Expressway Transport Services Company, L.A. Wimalaratne said….

Bahrain’s Prime Minister Hosts Luncheon in Honor of President Rajapaksa

Bahrain’s Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa hosted a luncheon in honor of President Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton….

Nisha Biswal set to meet Tamil Diaspora groups

US State Department’s Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, is scheduled to meet Tamil Diaspora groups on Tuesday (April 29)….

500 years of British/American genocide of Native Americans

Every historical encounter mentioned of European colonial rulers is of land forcefully or deceitfully taken over, cultures cleansed, identities destroyed and people massacred. Why have none of the European colonial massacres gone on trial for genocide and holocaust giving that the massacres of the Native Indians was to settle whites and begin a new land!…

Andhra cops to probe mega kidney racket in Sri Lanka

A team of the Andhra Pradesh police is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka shortly, to probe a multi-million rupee kidney racket involving some residents of Andhra Pradesh and also Sri Lankans, including leading Lankan nephrologists….

Sangakkara joins Durham

Durham have been given a huge boost for their next two LV= County Championship matches after announcing the signing of veteran Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term deal….

Bahrain Presents the Prestigious Khalifa Medal to President Rajapaksa

Bahrain Presents the Prestigious Khalifa Medal to President Rajapaksa Today in Bahrain, President Mahinda Rajapaksa was presented with the prestigious Khalifa Medal, the highest honor in the Kingdom of Bahrain….

Bank robbers wearing full face helmet arrested

The two suspects involved in armed robberies in Kirulapana, Kohuwala, Rawatawatta and Malabe, wearing full-face helmets, have been arrested by Kohuwala Police today….

One killed in Sri Pada fall

One person died and two were injured after they slipped and fell during the Sri Pada pilgrimage near Indikatupahana this morning, Police said….

Vocational Skills Training for Northern Residents to be Increased

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development recently signed Memoranda of Understanding with two non-state vocational training institutes, the Don Bosco Technical Training Center and ORHAN (Organisation for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped) to facilitate skills training needs of people in the North and to prepare them for enrollment in vocational training courses conducted…

President Rajapaksa Leaves for Bahrain

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Bahrain this morning on a two-day state visit. This is the President’s first visit to the country. During the tour, the President will hold bilateral discussions with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, and the two countries are also scheduled to sign several memorandums of…

NFF accuses Fonseka of using Lankans has bait for UN’s HR bombs

The National Freedom Front (NFF) has accused the Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarath Fonseka of being a crony of imperialistic Western powers whose sole intention is to subdue Sri Lanka….

Religious conflict: Special police unit won’t succeed without govt. backing – Bathiudeen

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday said that the country would have to pay a very heavy price for the failure on the part of the authorities concerned to rein in Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)….